Analyst predicts US cable operators might turn to... →
chartier: Alex Sherman: At least one major cable operator will institute so-called usage-based billing next year, predicts Craig Moffett, an analyst with Sanford C. Bernstein & Co. in New York. He said Cox Communications Inc., Charter Communications Inc. (CHTR) or Time Warner Cable may be first to charge Web-access customers for the amount of data they consume, not just transmission...
The Streak Speaks →
streakmachine: As I told you on twitter last night, I have a small surprise for you: I now have my very own, one man podcast called “The Streak Speaks”. It’s me, sitting down and talking about whatever I think is interesting in the news or rumors, or maybe something nifty I have found that I think could be of value to other people. The kind folks at iTunes have approved my silly little podcast...
Then it struck me. The iPad, unlike any Mac or Windows PC I’ve ever used, is...– Harry McCracken, In Which I Bid Flash Adieu (via streakmachine)
Robert Reich: Restore the Basic Bargain →
robertreich: For most of the last century, the basic bargain at the heart of the American economy was that employers paid their workers enough to buy what American employers were selling. That basic bargain created a virtuous cycle of higher living standards, more jobs, and better wages. Back in 1914, Henry…
Patagonia – The Cleanest Line: Don't Buy This... →
minimalmac: Nothing about the Mac. Everything about what we believe in.
90WPM: Baby Steps →
90wpm: There is a ninja in my bathroom. He’s holding my toothbrush. The handle juts out of a hole in the top of his head, held in place by a plastic notch in the shape of a wishbone. A tiny blue light pulses rhythmically from behind an opening in his black robes. From where I stand, my toothbrush looks…
Socializing is as exhausting as giving blood. People assume we loners are...– Anneli Rufus (via thatkief)
Why Americans Won't Do Dirty Jobs →
beaglebot: It’s a hard-to-resist syllogism: Dirty jobs are available; Americans won’t fill them; thus, Americans are too soft for dirty jobs. Why else would so many unemployed people turn down the opportunity to work during a recession? Of course, there’s an equally compelling obverse. Why should farmers and plant owners expect people to take a back-breaking seasonal job with low pay and no...
Andy Ihnatko: iPhone 4S is a convincing upgrade -... →
streakmachine: When it comes to tech reviews I don’t listen to a whole lot of people. Andy Ihnatko is one of the few I do listen to and his review of the iPhone 4S is, as always, an interesting read!
Jim McGovern introduces 28th amendment to curtail... →
jacobjoaquin: jonprins: This is pretty big. I don’t think it’ll fly, even though public opinion is with him. I support this.
Why Law Enforcement Can't Stop Hackers →
Interesting piece, but they paint it as a resource problem = we know how to stop them and prosecute them, if we only had the people. “prosecuting cybercrime cases is “usually pretty cut and dried.” The evidence linking a hacker to a crime is hard to dispute because every activity on the Internet leaves a trail” But they’re only talking about the kiddies - the ones...
Let's not mince words here:
spytap: The PROTECT-IP Act is the death of the Internet. Referring to it as anything less is incorrect and naive.
A couple argues through Siri (language may be NSFW)
Andy Baio: Think You Can Hide, Anonymous Blogger?... →
streakmachine: A very interesting read and more so if you are trying to protect your anonymity online. Being truly anonymous these days appears to be increasingly difficult, unless you are more tech-savvy. Click the link near the bottom for a good guide on anonymity.
The Brutal Truth About Penn State →
If Mike McQueary had seen a child being raped in a boardroom or a storeroom, he wouldn’t have been any more likely to have stopped it, or to have called the cops, than he was as a graduate assistant football coach at Penn State. With unemployment edging toward double digits, and only about 10 percent of the workforce unionized, every American who works for a major company knows the penalty for...
evangotlib: soupsoup: Members of Congress can legally trade stock based on non-public information from Capitol Hill. As Lizzie O’Leary points out, much of this report owes its information from the work done by Brody Mullins at the Wall Street Journal: Hedge Funds Pay Top Dollar for Washington Intelligence Congressional Staffers Gain From Trading in Stocks Congress Members Bet on Fall in...
Macworld: Ripping the correct DVD title with... →
streakmachine: Tech wizard Chris Breen shows us how to properly rip DVD’s that doesn’t want to play nice with HandBrake. Easy, clever and fast. Well done, Mr. Breen! Good info - I use a similar trick. Start playing the feature you want (there may be more than one on the disc). Then look at DVD Player’s second (control) window. Under the time elapsed are two words - the first of which...
A Brief Rant on the Future of Interaction Design →
spytap: Oh man. Oh man, oh man, oh man. This is the UX/futurecasting type of stuff I really geek out on. This isn’t thinking 6 months out, this is thinking 6 years out. More please. Now please. I’m going to go out on a limb and guess that the original author is hypocritical as hell. It’s almost certain that he uses his single finger to press “7 0 0 start” on his...
wild chocolate: A Letter to the Developer... →
wildchocolate: Dear Mac/iOS Developer Community, Empathy is the ability to put yourself in someone else’s shoes who may be different from yourself and attempt to understand/have compassion towards that person’s feelings, especially if their feelings are different from your own. If you do not consider yourself…
Robert Reich: The Corporate Pledge of Allegiance →
robertreich: Despite what the Supreme Court and Mitt Romney say, corporations aren’t people. (I’ll believe they are when Georgia and Texas start executing them.) The Court thinks corporations have First Amendment rights to spend as much as they want on politics, and Romney (and most of his fellow…
Honda Unveils All-new ASIMO with Significant... →
streakmachine: Do you know Honda’s robot for commercial use? Asimo? Well, regardless if you do, they’ve updated it and made it even more capable, faster and more autonomous. Perhaps that sci-fi dream of each house having its own robot to help out isn’t quite so far fetched after all? Go check out what Honda has to say and be prepared to be at least a little bit impressed.
At around 9:00 a.m. on May 5, 2011, officers with the Pima County, Arizona,...– Cops With Machine Guns: How the War on Terror Has Militarized the Police - The Atlantic This is a terrifying trend, and not at all how any country with any semblance of “civilization” operates. Just in case you’re not furious yet, here’s the official verdict from Pima County Attorney Barbara...
How To Quickly Launch Apps With Siri →
If you pick up a starving dog and make him prosperous he will not bite you. This...– Mark Twain (via sirmitchell)
The Mexican army says soldiers have seized two catapults that were being used by...– Mexico Soldiers Seize Catapults Used to Fling Pot - NYTimes.com (via iamdanw) Republicans are gonna have to build a higher wall. (via caterpillarcowboy) Heh. (via evangotlib)